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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Housing
    B+
  3. Nightlife
    B+
  4. Good for Families
    B-
  5. Diversity
    C
  6. Jobs
    B+
  7. Weather
    C
  8. Cost of Living
    B+
  9. Health & Fitness
    C+
  10. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  11. Commute
    B+
Buchanan County is located in Iowa with a population of 21,125. In Buchanan County, most residents own their homes. In Buchanan County there are a lot of bars and parks. Many families live in Buchanan County and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Buchanan County are above average.
Population
21,125

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$138,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$689
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    22%
  • Own
    78%
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Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    132.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    33.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    33.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    630.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,211.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    99.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
C
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    39%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Buchanan County

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$61,409
National
$55,322

Places to Work in Buchanan County

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